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Volume 17, Number 8—August 2011

Dispatch

Enterovirus 68 in Children with Acute Respiratory Tract Infections, Osaka, Japan

Atsushi KaidaComments to Author , Hideyuki Kubo, Jun-ichiro Sekiguchi, Urara Kohdera, Masao Togawa, Masashi Shiomi, Toshinori Nishigaki, and Nobuhiro Iritani
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Osaka City Institute of Public Health and Environmental Sciences, Osaka, Japan (A. Kaida, H. Kubo, J. Sekiguchi, N. Iritani); Nakano Children’s Hospital, Osaka (U. Kohdera); Osaka City Sumiyoshi Hospital, Osaka (M. Togawa); Osaka City General Hospital, Osaka (M. Togawa, M. Shiomi); Osaka Police Hospital, Osaka (T. Nishigaki)

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Table 1

Characteristics of 15 patients in whom enterovirus 68 was detected, Osaka, Japan, 2010

Patient no. Age/sex Sample no. Month sampled Clinical samples Diagnosis or signs
1 4 y 9 mo/M JPOC10–200 Jun Nasal mucus Bronchitis, fever (38.7°C), wheezing, coughing
2 0 y 7 mo/F JPOC10–290 Jun Nasal mucus Asthmatic bronchitis, fever (39.3°C)
3 3 y 6 mo/M JPOC10–373 Jul Nasal mucus Asthmatic bronchitis, fever (37.4°C)
4 2 y 10 mo/F JPOC10–378 Jul Nasal mucus Pneumonia, fever (40°C), pharyngitis
5 4 y 6 mo/F JPOC10–396 Jul Nasal mucus Pneumonia, wheezing, dyspnea
6 5 y 0 mo/F JPOC10–402 Jul Nasal mucus Asthma, respiratory failure
7 1 y 8 mo/M JPOC10–404 Jul Nasal mucus Febrile convulsion, fever (39°C)
8 3 y 9 mo/M JPOC10–412 Jul Sputum Lower respiratory tract infection, fever (39°C)
9 1 y 3 mo/F JPOC10–441 Aug Nasal mucus Asthmatic bronchitis, fever (38.2°C), wheezing
10 4 y 1 mo/M JPOC10–445 Aug Sputum Asthmatic bronchitis
11 1 y 6 mo/M JPOC10–471 Aug Nasal mucus Bronchopneumonia, fever (39°C)
12 0 y 3 mo/M JPOC10–515 Aug Throat swab Pharyngitis, fever (38°C)
13 3 y 5 mo/M JPOC10–573 Sep Throat swab Asthmatic bronchitis, fever
14 0 y 7 mo/M JPOC10–616 Sep Nasal mucus Asthmatic bronchitis
15 1 y 5 mo/M JPOC10–618 Sep Nasal mucus Pneumonia, fever (39°C)

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